Thursday, June 30, 2016

All Summer Long by Melody Carlson

About the Book
Tia Gets a Second Chance at Love When an Old Crush Suddenly Reappears
Tia D'Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant. What's not to love? Sunset dinner cruises, upscale wedding receptions--the possibilities are endless and far more appetizing than staying in a monotonous job in her Podunk hometown. Besides, some of her best memories are tied to San Francisco--especially the memory of Leo Parker, her crush from a long-ago sailing camp.
When the self same Leo Parker turns out to be the yacht's captain, Tia is floating on air. But will it all come crashing down around her when she discovers his heart belongs to someone else?
Get ready for a romantic summer in San Francisco, where the future glistens brighter than the bay at sunset.

My Thoughts
When I think of Melody Carlson's books my mind immediately goes to summer. They tend to have a lighter feel to them which is exactly what you want in a summer read. This book took it even a step further by being set almost entirely during the summer as the title suggests. I loved the setting of San Francisco and the fun of having a lot of the story center on the renovating of a yacht. It was cool to envision how it started and watch it take shape over the course of the book.
Leo and Tia were fun characters and I admired how even though there was attraction from the beginning then didn't act on it in the slightest until after Leo's previous relationship ended. Even if that did make their romance seem a little fast and unnatural once they got around to it. It was easy to see that they were a great match and I was happy once they finally got together.
There were some parts I found a little cheesy and I would have preferred a slightly different timeline but all in all it was a fun summer read and I recommend it if you're looking for a light mindless read!

Meet the Author
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than 6.5 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and the contemporary romance Once Upon a Summertime. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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